A lifelong obsession with finding the secret of youth. Calvin Cooper is a scientist who has only wanted one thing his entire life: To reverse the effects of time. Some teased him, saying he was nearly mad with obsession, and he would have to agree with them. He never brushed his hair or bothered with his appearance, and that fact made him definitely look like he was out of his mind. As a matter of fact, Calvin didn’t look in the mirror… ever. The fountain of youth is within his grasp, he just knows it, and for the next several decades, with his wife Elaina by his side, he pursues it relentlessly. Elaina never failed to tell him what a ‘beautiful man’ he was; as a matter of fact, she told him constantly, and it helped his ego. She would gaze at him as if he were simply perfect, and stroke his cheeks with her hands. Love, indeed, was blind. Calvin knew that he was definitely not beautiful in anyone’s eyes but Elaina’s. But time has a way of teaching lessons and changing things. He had worked so hard to find a way to make them both young forever. Now he is more determined to stop death than ever before, but what he learns along the way turns out to be the most painful lesson of all. Calvin comes to the harsh realization that his work could possibly be the undoing of the world.
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